After staying away from Google Play Store days after being removed from by the tech giant Google the TikTok clone is finally back on the Play Store. The company has removed the short video app from its platform for violating its “Spam and Minimum Functionality” policy.
To recall the app managed to cross more than 50 million downloads on Google’s platform. The app is an alternative to Chinese TikTok on June two the app was taken down from the Google Play Store for violating its policy which says that “Apps should provide value to users through the creation of unique content or services.” It also states that the app should provide a “basic degree of functionality and a respectful user experience.”
On the removal of the app Sameer Samat, Vice President, Android and Google Play said, “A number of recent app removals received particular attention in India and we wanted to clarify our actions. We recently suspended a number of apps for violating the policy that we don’t allow an app that encourages or incentivizes users into removing or disabling third-party apps or modifying device settings or features unless it is part of a verifiable security service.” He further added “Earlier this week, we removed a video app for a number of technical policy violations. We have an established process of working with developers to help them fix issues and resubmit their apps. We’ve given this developer some guidance and once they’ve addressed the issue the app can go back up on Play.”
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